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CSPAN
Feb 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
barack obama and his liberal agenda. now, that being said there's a couple of things that are not being discussed additionally disturbing because they are not being addressed. that first and foremost is the immigration and its inextricable ties to cripple activity and fundamental islamic extremism. and they are tied. now, i promise i will be short. look, as americans where entity generations that came before us and you know this un-american unapologetic appeasement by this president to these fundamentalist islamic groups thinking that they will coddle us and they're going to accept us for what he is saying is a big joke. now, i have a little bit of a message to all these self proclaimed politically correct and practicing peacefully practicing muslims, and, you know, collect my thoughts year. a lot of them, some here in this very same room and maybe backstage, there are sympathizers. they pretty much, they turn a blind eye to what the issue is that if they continue to turn a blind eye to the problem that is fundamentalism, whether they turn a blind eye to the cousin, brother, father, who
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
will speak to the topics of advice to president obama in 201, look to the cuban missile crisis to what it tells you about presidential leadership in a military crisis. it's an apt topic given this evening president obama is providing or giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador greg's remarks tonight, so if you'd like to stay for that, you can. we'll see if president obama takes the advice that the ambassador is willing to offer. he'll speak for about 45 minutes to which after he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around for people to use for question time. pleas join -- please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald greg. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] well, for somebody from the third century, he looks very good. [laughter] you completely blew my cover, and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancey's book. in my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was why is george w. bush s
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2011 9:00am EST
some because late 2009 into early 2010 as obama's numbers were taking across-the-board on all the issues. one issue, barack obama had a plurality of support and approval on terrorism and national security. the question is this why did this politics happen when the reality everyone seems to be otherwise to answer that we have pat caddell and john mclaughlin. >> hi am not trusting with anything mechanical. >> you are setting me up for the fall. >> watching what is happening in egypt this could not be a more perfect panel. watching president obama reminds me of charlie brown and the football. every time you think he is gone he is back. the point joel just made that is important to discuss, we are here on behalf of secure america now organization when you go to their web site, in the same spirit of my friend richard dreyfuss who are am happy to see here. we are stunned by a lot of people for being here but the idea of this group is a grassroots to new group and grass-roots effort to developed -- to secure america, input into our political discourse the point joel just made. 9% of
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
objection. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. this week, president obama gave a speech about health care, or actually i guess it was last week now. the speech was at a fancy hotel near washington, and he told jokes to make everyone laugh and sad stories to endear his audience further to his cause. the president said, as he has many times before, his law will lower the cost of health care. president obama knows how to give a good speech and he also knows how to tell it like it isn't. while president obama was busy selling his policies on the stump, others were busy analyzing the real effects of his health care law. it's not limiting cost. now, we heard some of the figures given by the democrats here from the congressional budget office but we have to expose that they're really playing with numbers. if you tell the congressional budget office to take $500 billion from medicare that's already bankrupt and can't pay doctors to see patients, but you take $ 500 billion and call that savings that are created by obama-care -- that's part of where they get their money. the other part is to raise
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2011 12:00pm EST
you for those observations. i enjoyed that very much. >> president barak obama set congress a $3 trillion budget today. it calls for $1 trillion in savings over the next decade with tax increases. he explains what's in the budget and what's getting cut. that's coming up in 15 minutes here on c-span2. in the meantime, looking at president obama's at a middle school in baltimore talking about the budget plan. this is about 10 minutes. >> well, good morning, everybody. i am here at parkville middle school and center of technology outside of baltimore with secretary arnie duncan and jack lou. we are unvailing the budget, and doing so for a reason. i want to thank principal buddy parker for showing us around and as well as the 8th grade science teacher who we just visited with in her classroom. over the last few weeks, i've traveled the country talking about what we need to do to win the future, talked about the need to invest in innovation so that the next big idea is discovered here in the united states of america. i've talked about the need to invest in high speed rail and high-spe
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
. of course right here in washington, where president obama paid a visit to the u.s. chamber of commerce this week. he urged businesses to begin hiring. >> if i've got one message coming messages now is the time in america. now is the time to invest in america. [applause] today american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheet. i know many of you have told me that you are waiting for demand to rise before you get off the sidelines and expand. science americans out of work, it is more than any of us would like. we are in this together. many of your own economists and salespeople are forecasting a healthy increase in demand. so i just want to encourage you to get in the game. >> in a minute, i will be joined by the secretary of the treasury. either we'll hear from a leading republican senator. we'll hear from the chairman of the federal communications commission, and from u.s. ambassador to china. we'll hear from senior editors in the atlantic. they'll take us through the global economy and they will talk with three young entrepreneurs who are carving out a new nich
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 9:00am EST
to what bob had to say. and to give their insights into how president obama has fared thus far with judicial nominations. and what the road ahead looks like. makan delrahim is a shareholder at barbara schreck. he was appointed deputy assistant attorney general for the department justice antitrust division by president george w. bush in july, 2003 and from 2000 to 2003 he was the staff director and chief counsel in the senate judicial committee working as the principal legal and policy advisor for then chairman orrin hatch. carolyn lamm is a partner at white and case in the district of columbia. carolyn was president of the aba from 2009 to 2010 as well as the past president of the dc bar. she was named one of the 50 most influential women in america by the national law journal and one of washington's top 30 lawyers by washingtonion magazine. bill mahr -- marshall is professor of the school of law. bill was deputy white house counsel and deputy assistant to the president during the clinton administration and served as solicitor general of the state of ohio. bill has published e
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2011 9:00am EST
. president obama promised that he's going to go to pakistan when this is through. this is aneenormously important. the president needs to get out of islamabad. talk to opposition parties, he needs to connect with the pakistani people. the secret service is going to say, are you out of your mind? they've told me that many times before. thankfully, i won't have to answer the question this time, but he's going to have to use this opportunity to send all kind of messages about where the united states is. the second point is about our diplomacy, and i think here we have two challenges ahead. what i call the small diplomatic challenge is in afghanistan. if general petraeus is right, and we value to hope that he is right, that we have now halted the momentum of the taliban, then the process of trying to find a political process in afghanistan is in front of us. the logic of the president's policy in afghanistan and since the begins was changes on the battle begin to open the door to changes in the frill sphere. pakistan has to be part of that process. if it is true as i believe it is true that
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2011 5:00pm EST
of taxes, we were the land of lincoln. before we were home to president obama, we were home to ronald reagan. whose legacy we celebrate tonight. [applause] and we recently lost a tough gubernatorial election, but it was very close, and we sent a handful of tea party freshman to congress here in d.c. and a republican to president obama's former senate seat. [applause] and this was all done with the substantial game-changing tea party participation in illinois. is anyone here from illinois? got a few in the back. they're probably getting lunch. [laughter] all right. i'm here to suggest the goal for us in illinois, something to redeem ourselves and send a strong signal to the nation. the goal is for illinois, the president's home state, to vote for a new person to occupy his current seat in 2012. [applause] it's an audacious goal, but with the right grassroots strategy, delivering the right message, i think it's an achievable goal and one that every activist should set for their state, their county, their precinct in 2012 no matter how high a hurdle they think it may be. reject those who
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
legislatures would come at a tenuous moment for the obama administration." that's because, it says, starting in 2014, the health care act calls for an enormous expansion of medicaid eligibility that is expected to add 16 million beneficiaries by 2019. the health care law puts in a proposal and a program that will hire i.r.s. agents to make sure people buy health insurance, but it doesn't pay to train the doctors and the nurses needing to take care of those -- needed to take care of those patients. and as the article goes on, it says states have already cut payments to health care providers and scaled back benefits over the last few years so these new proposed cuts are much more painful. i will tell you, mr. president, for the people of wyoming, the people of wyoming -- i will in a second talk about an article. the people of wyoming want this law repealed. the chairman of our health committee and our state senate -- and i served under him for five years when i was a member of the wyoming state senate is named charles scott. he has been in the state senate for over two decades, studies this ex
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
the entire weekend schedule. [applause] >> up next first lady michelle obama and dr. joe biden discussed military families and the way that states can assist them. they spoke at the white house earlier today for many of the nations governors gathered in washington for the national governors association. this is 20 minutes. [applause] >> good morning, and thanks to all of you for inviting us here today. it was a great time last night, wasn't it? we had a great time. [applause] michelle and i will be joining your spouse is shortly for lunch. but we wanted to speak to you today about something that is very important to all of us, military families. over the past two years, we have had the privilege of traveling around the country and around the world, visiting with servicemembers and their families and hearing their stories first-hand. many of the stories are about the price these families have in serving our country, but there are also challenges. we bring the concerns back to the white house and the president and the vice president and the cabinet have responded by committing attention an
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2011 9:00am EST
million exemption. and effective for 2013, president obama has proposed to make permanent the tax the top rate at 49%, 3.5 million exemption which would not be indexed for inflation. i'm a sixth generation kansasan raised on the family's dairy farm in holton and my kids are the seventh generation to grow up in eastern kansas. mr. secretary, as you probably know kansas is an ag state. and i hope you have an appreciation for the importance of the family farm to this nation. do you even happen to know what the price of a new combine is? >> i have never been a farmer, do not know but i will say one thing, which is the agricultural community in the united states today is one of the strongest parts of the economy today. and you're seeing it in exports of agriculture in basic growth in agriculture a lot of encouraging signs about how strong this country is in agriculture and if we want to do everything we can to make sure we're re-enforcing it here. >> a new combine cost over $300,000. a new tractor over $225,000. that's with nothing attached to it. if you want to attach a high priced implement
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 9:00am EST
to be such a problem. my question to you is what was the specific discussion between president hu and president obama and what can you tell me the specific plan of the administration to try to get this currency manipulation problem resolved once and for all? >> i appreciate your concerns about china. it is a complex but long term extraordinary opportunity for american business and exports just as they are trying to move six hundred million people from an agrarian society faa's to one in which they have a need for the product and services produced in this country. we think it is worth the time and effort. my remarks were deliberately drafted to reflect those areas that you sdr can impact. i hope i don't sound evasive. the secretary of the treasury has the responsibility to address the currency issue and i know he has spoken on that so i don't want to say anything that attracts or detracts from -- what secretary timothy geithner as enumerated on that. i will tell you on every occasion president obama has engaged president. in sao it was a big deal 15 years ago that an american president and retained h
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2011 9:00am EST
and the senate. as president obama said when he signed the card act into law the act was intended to uphold, quote, basic standards of fairness, transparency and accountability. the concerns that gave rise to that were not profitability for the credit-card industry but rather the message is to generate some of those profits. pricing had become too opaque. self issuers had understated price up front, counting on interest rates, fees and penalties and other often unexpected charges to let the company charged an overall higher price than the consumer anticipated. the harm to customers was significant but the harm to competition was also substantial. some issuers explained that when they made improvements in cards potential customers could not tell. so for example when one of the largest issuers in the market dropped clauss amid much fanfare, the cards were so complex that customers could not tell. within a few months the company reversed course, reinstituting universal the fault. so the card act was designed to reduce surprises in repricing of accounts and take a major step in improving the ov
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2011 12:00pm EST
with interviews with president obama and the first lady and comments from georgia and laura bush. the white house, inside america's most famous of this monday at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> donald ross felt was built the youngest and oldest person to serve as u.s. defense secretary. >> u.s. proximity, you automatically have an obligation to tell him the truth and what you really believe. people who don't have proximity and only go in and see him occasionally simply don't want to do it. >> sunday he will discuss his philosophy a presidential staff, the process of writing his memoirs, and address some of the books critical and positive reviews on c-span q&a. >> the senate agriculture committee held a hearing thursday with agriculture secretary tom vilsack looking at economic issues, followed by a panel of witnesses including the president of the to reserve bank of kansas city and michigans agriculture director, two hours and 20 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> well, good afternoon. i am going to call the meeting to order for the senate agriculture, nutrition, and forestry committee. we do
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
the health care bill of president obama. that's the only solution. we have a health care system designed for people to die at 65 or 70. people are living to be 90 years old. first of all, a lot of people, the elderly are on medicare. that's government supported. that's a health care system that supported by taxpayers. the other end is medicaid. that's the health care system supported by taxpayers. the only one that is working is the insurance companies #, and you want them to have more power. i know several people who lost jobs, who get sick, and they are paid insurance for years and years and years. the moment they get sick or lose their job, they convert to medicaid. we're paying all of that through our tax dollars any way, so what better way to boost up that system than to bring people into the system that can actually pay? >> host: leaving it there. congressman? >> guest: i called you neighbor because you are from mississippi, and me from louisiana. i'm for saving medicare and medicaid. the health care bill which most people know by obamacare, there's a lot of other names, took $500
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
button and have the schedules e-mailed to you. >> next week president obama will present his budget to congress. earlier today we heard from a freshman member of congress on u.s. budget priorities and policies. from today's "washington journal." >> host: we want to introduce ju you to congressman tim huls camp, he is a republican of kansas. he is a freshman and a member oe the budget committee. and congressman, welcome for the first time to the "washington journal," we appreciate it. am i saying that last name correctly? >> guest: that'll work. there's a lot of pronunciations. >> host: how do you pronounce it? >> guest: exactly like you did. >> host: okay. we were talking with our viewers this morning about budget cuts,t if any, to federal spending. you're a member of the budget committee, can you kind of put into context what has been going on the last couple of weeks in the budget committee and now in the appropriations committee and in a lot of news reports about some conservative and tea party activists calling for more budget cuts? can you give us your take on al this? clearly,
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2011 9:00am EST
of the american great outdoors and the great initiative of the secretary and the obama administration to conserve our public land and waters, including full funding for the land and water conservation fund. i know that's going to be a challenge in this particular environment but we're going to all work to support that so that the vision in your new initiative can be brought to fruition. this also actually is the inaugural event of new public land program that we're doing here at the center for american progress under the leadership of christie gold and tom kenworth think, our denver rep for the center for american progress. we still have some colorado roots, secretary. the great outdoors has been a central part of our national character. from our very beginning land played a central role in our founding. it shaped the vision and philosophy of our founding fathers and the laws they crafted to govern the nation. subsequent generations built a powerful national economy anchored by our unmatched natural resources and the unmatched american character. of course after centuries of development our growt
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2011 12:00pm EST
place in the global economy. both are part of the technology ceo council which met with president obama during the week. this 50-minute event was hosted by the center for strategic and international studies. >> they are going to have to leave fairly quickly, too, so we're going to really dive into this very quickly. and i'm going to, therefore, not waste our time with introducing them to you. i mean, you know, well, that's why you're here, you know who they are. [laughter] so i don't need to do that. i do want to say -- [laughter] i am so glad to see a little gray on michael dell's hair. i mean, for somebody, you know -- [laughter] that's a good thing for a guy like me. i can't believe -- >> i think i look a little more distinguished. >> to help with me. okay, i do appreciate that. so let me start, if i could, you guys. i know that yesterday you spent a fair amount of time with the president. he gave his state of the union speech and emphasized the need for a more efficient government, more effective government. i know that these are private conversations, but what, what can you share w
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
. hernandez is a fine nominee under president bush's standards, but also a fine nominee under president obama's standards. so i am pleased that this nomination is finally before the senate. i am, however, disappointed that we have a vacancy that could have been filled over two years ago. with our vote today, the president can fill this judicial emergency seat with a qualified nominee. i ask unanimous consent to put a statement in the record for two other nominees before the senate thank you. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. merkley: i rise to support the nomination of judge marco hernandez of oregon to the united states district court. judge hernandez is unquestionably qualified to serve on this court. he has built his career through hard work and determination. as a young man, he attended night classes at a low cool community -- local community college before enrolling at oregon state college. he proceeded to get a law degree at the university of washington school of law. as a young man, he picked crops. after he graduated from law school at the university of washington, he retu
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2011 8:30am EST
, fannie mae and freddie mac takeover, he's also a leading critic of president obama's unconstitutional nationalized health care plan, obamacare, and was one of the first members of congress to introduce legislation to repeal it. because of his efforts to cut taxes and spending, congressman mack has been honored by the u.s. chamber of commerce, the national federation of independent business, americans for tax reform, the club for growth and the american conservatives' union among many other organizations. as member of the foreign affairs committee and the chairman of the subcommittee on western hemisphere, congressman mack is working to promote freedom and stability throughout the region. recognizing the threat venezuela's communist president hugo chavez poses to the united states and our allies, congressman mack has been leading the fight to agreements -- to affirm the agreements with panama, colombia and south korea and strongly supports efforts to preserve free speech in a democratic ally in the middle east, israel. [applause] congressman mack was born and raised in southwest florid
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2011 8:30am EST
filled points out that none of the people in obama administration has been investigated for all of the fraud they committed, and if one looked a the political contribution of the goldman in the last election, it went mainly to the democrats and obama. what was the relationship? maybe that's the key question. what happened to money and politics in warburg's time in contrast to ours? >> well, i haven't seen the film that you mentioned. it's clear it will take financial historians a great deal of time to unravel the relationship between bankers, congressman, and members of the financial crisis. we already know from some books that the relations were too close for comfort. we also know thanks to the transparency of the political system, who gave what to who? i'm amazed to find in 2007 and 2008 on whether wall street or washington had caused the crisis. i was amazed to find the scale from aig and other institutions not least fannie mae and freddie mac, two key figures in congress part of the reform bill. bonnie frank and christopher dodd. go figure. is this new? no. no, it's not now.
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> in the reporting of the progress of challenges to the obama health care plan, the media has really played up all of the judges who struck it down, republicans, and all of the youngs -- judges who upheld it are democrats. doesn't that create the perception that the politics does affect the outcome? with judges? >> you know the comments that people make? >> the comments that we read in the media that are reporting of the results based on whether the judge is deciding the case were appointed by a democrat or a republican or whether they themselves are democrat or republicans. >> you know, penal -- people say all sorts of foolish thing. i don't think that ultimately what people say about decisions, let me say, changes the way that institution operates, unless it affects reality. and i -- you know, you've -- this has not happened in california when appointed person has been politicized. >> the appointment --. >> has not been politicized, as the best i can tell, it's been quite collegial. you know what i'm saying? but as we read in the headlines, the federal judges often languish for years in the sena
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2011 12:00pm EST
of companies, changing the control companies regime. interesting, president obama independently is proposing quite similar things in the united states. and third, structural reform. big and ambitious structural reforms to the welfare system, to further education, to some of the regulation around nonfinancial business. and i guess the challenge for me and for the u.k. is that u.k. corporates are sitting on cash on their balance worth around 5% of gdp. what i've got to get them to do over the next coming months is to start spending and investing that money. >> thank you very much. we'll come back to these issues and what is clearly a strong european consensus on the balance of policy to be pursued now. i'd like to turn to you montek. bob zoellick has talked about overheating, inflation risks. that seems to be me to be relevant from what i understand of india. when you hear this sort of discussion and you try to, and the consensus of the europeans, when you look within your own context at home what do you think of the likely out comes and priorities and the risks to stability? >> well i think i
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
million per year and that we now have a 40% more federal regulations in this time under president obama even then we did under president clinton. the work force has grown 16% and mr. obama's first two years in office. 276,000 private -- private employment has continued to fall. any idea how many private sector jobs have been lost because of these increased regulations? >> senator, i think the reason recession, all people riegger agree, was a result of lack of regulation of the housing market that caused the collapse of our housing market. so the public health regulations under the clean water act and clean air act, i have not seen one of the industry's claim that it was those regulations that somehow caused the housing market to implode. >> thank you, madam chairman. >> thank you. senator merkley. >> thank you, madam chairman. i know you are familiar with the bull run reservoir, which is a remote basin in the cascade mountains that humans are not allowed access to and is the principal water source for the metro region. you all have worked with us to establish a monitoring regime for cor
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2011 12:00pm EST
obama is trying to slap a new fee on cay canadians crossing the border. is this why this deal is kept a screet? what other bad news and fees are hiding? we deserve accountability. why won't they get it? [applause] >> the honorable member of the foreign affairs. >> mr. speaker, we responded to this question. we think this is a very bad idea, mr. speaker, particularly at a time when we are working on global economic recovery. we know that that remains fragile and that is the reason why the prime minister and president of the united states got together to develop new ways to increase our economic ties to be able to work, mr. speaker, in finding ways to create new jobs in this country as well as the united states. mr. speaker, we will be able to once again make sure that that happens. >> the newly appointed governor of tunisia central bank will talk this afternoon in the economy and the wave of unrest sweeping the middle east. the leader was forced to leave last month following widespread trough -- protests. live coverage at 3:30 eastern on c-span. prime time programming beginning on c-sp
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2011 12:00pm EST
the democrats and president obama that they'll do anything to kill solar, wind, battery power a that you're argument is everything creates certainty and as far as the health care, you're going to give the industry to china that i just mentioned, and it's going to be on the republican's heads. 85% of americans with health care that pay for it don't use it, but we still pay. 20% of americans with health care use it, so you're talking about approximately 160 million americans that pay for health care that put money in the system that don't use it. i spend about $500-$6,000 on my own health care and don't use it. i believe there should be a medicaid buy in program where people like me put the money into medicaid and not use it, and i'm happy to do so. if you have 160 million people like me, you do the math. it will more than pay for the 20% of americans, about 40 million people, 50 million people actively using the private health care system. >> host: senator? >> guest: a couple things, bill, thank you. in terms of the solar, wind, battery power, we need it all, but the most optimistic proje
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2011 9:00am EST
it is discussing what we're going to do to support president obama's infrastructure program and jobs program. we see the fight for jobs and the fight for america's future in the way, that is outline an exit of this panel outlined. as the central national policy issue of the coming year, but much longer-term the net. and it's unfortunately i think as you've indicated, completely intertwined with this question of whether we're going to engage in a truly self-destructive out of fiscal austerity. there is simply no way to invest in america's future and dismantle our government at the same time. >> from the port point of view i think one of the main issues, dredging is clear in issue. we are two groups that have had good history in the past might get together and that's the environmental community and the porch talking about dredging. the issue this dredging, a lot of it, where do the spoils go? somehow we have to educate people for the ports are such an economic engine, how important it is to where we stand in the world and creating jobs, but also that we need to do it the right way and bring the ar
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Feb 22, 2011 12:00pm EST
obama told us that americans had the opportunity to win the future. if we're willing to rise to the challenge and do the things necessary to make sure that we are successful. countries like china and india, for example, have started educating their children earlier than we do, they keep them in class longer than we do, and they make sure if they don't learn anything else, that they all are steeped in math and science. they're investing in research, new technologies to make sure they have an opportunity not just to catch up with where we are in america, but they want to win the future as well. so if we as americans are going to compete for and win the jobs and industries of the future, we have to do three things that the president said. we have to outsmart, outeducate and outbuild the rest of the world. our international challenge is especially, i think, compelling for us as african-americans. because as senator cardin referenced, all of us know in education we've got to be honest, our children aren't keeping up with their peers here in america. you should all be concerned tha
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
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Feb 24, 2011 12:00pm EST
is there offering remarks about the the prettial unrest in libya. the obama administration will throw it weight behind the european effort to expel libya from the u.n.'s top human rights body to look into alleged atrocities committed by the qadhafi regime. here's live coverage on c-span2. >> good afternoon, everybody. sorry i'm late, i apologize. [inaudible conversations] >> [inaudible] >> i take it back. [laughter] >> there you go. >> before we get started, i have a couple of details about recent conversations that president obama has had with foreign leaders. first, since the readout was sent last night fairly late, i just want to make sure that all of you know e last night around 8 p.m. eastern the president spoke with mexico president calderon. president obama expressed appreciation for the strong investigative work of the mexicans to arrest one of special agent zapata's alleged killers, and president calderon expressed appreciation for the cooperation of american agencies that made the arrests possible. the president said that neither the united states nor mexico could tolerate violence ag
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Feb 15, 2011 9:00am EST
's a friend of nevada, a friend of america and i'm happy to say a friend of mine. he when president obama released his budget yesterday, he made one thing clear. getting our economy back above water will require shared sack tpaoeufplts few documents -- sacrifice. few documents are more complex than our national budget. beyond the numbers what i found deep in this budget is affirmation of our principles. there is a commitment to recognize and adapt to reality, investing in what works and changing what doesn't. i appreciate the president's call for shared sacrifice and living within our means. and more than that, his willingness to do more than just talk, but actually lead toward fiscal responsibility. he didn't just talk about tough choices. he made them. i don't agree with all of his choices. i disagree with some of his cuts. but i cannot deny but that by making the difficult decisions he showed hraoefrplt i also found -- leadership. i also found in the budget the recognition we're not in a competition to determine who can cut the most. rather we need to cooperate to discover where we can
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Feb 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
to the people who wanted to stay in business but they have not done that much. the obama administration and the democrats have cut more jobs than we can shake a stick at. they are in contempt on oil drilling -- and how many jobs that would produce, i don't know. guest: one of the virtues of ou economy is flexibility. on for -- fortunately it has an upside. when market forces change, you can go out of business. when an economy is working well, about a million jobs each month are being created and slightly less than a million are being let go. so we have aibrant, churning economy. both democrats and republicans are committed to small businesses. there is only so much you can do. theba is funded and there are loans available, but obviously when you apply for these loans, they will be looking at the market and how viable these things are. i know politicians a committed to this. and again, this is an effect of the recession and hopefully we will turn the corner soon. host: for stephen rose, brooklyn, a democrat. caller: to may, the real number of unemployed is closer to 30 llion if you count
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Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm EST
shapiro and governor tarullo. president obama announced our nominations on the same day back in december 2008. i guess this is the first time we're appearing in public together at a hearing. but it reminds me, in 2008, the financial system and the financial regulatory system both failed the american public. it wasn't one or the other but i think it was in fact both. the effects of that crisis reverberated throughout the american and global economies. in the u.s., hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars were put on line to bail out the financial system, ultimately to secure the american public's economy. but millions of jobs have been lost and are still lost. though the crisis has many causes the unregulated swaps market played a central role. congress i believe responded in passage of dodd-frank, specifically in title 7 to bring transparency and to lower risk in the swaps market. cftc is working closely with the sec, with other regulators to implement those futures. we're coordinating internationally and we've received thousands of comments from the public before we made proposed rules
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Feb 28, 2011 12:00pm EST
the rest of the world has already done. in the state of the union address, president obama challenged the nation to innovate, outbuild, and outeducate. enacting the act is a key to meeting this challenge. reforming the nation's antiquated patent system will promote american innovation, it will create american jobs, it will grow america's economy, and i thank the president and his administration for their help and support for the leahy hch hatch-grassley america invents act. commerce secretary locke has been a strong partner in our efforts. the trademark office has been an indispensable source of wise counsel. innovation drives the nation's economy. that entrepreneurial spirit can only be protected by a patent system that promotes invention and spurs new ideas. we need to reform our patent system, so these innovations can more quickly get to market. a modernized patent system, one that puts american entrepreneurs on the same playing field as those throughout the world, something we americans should care about and we should want today and not months or years from now, is the key to that
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Feb 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
are being added to the national debt and interest on debt that president obama himself helped to create. >> well, the debt has been created over a number of years, as you know and we came in here with an economic crisis like i daresay nobody in this room has ever need and which threaten to head straight into a depression if we didn't act. but i also remind you we inherited, when this administration came into office, an enormous debt that had been piled up in the previous eight years. and that is part of the problem and the interest that you are talking about his son that died as well. but look, i think it's important to step back. the president put forward a budget that seriously addresses the need to reduce spending, but also protects the key areas that he thinks need to be invested and so that we can remain competitive, grow the economy, create jobs. and he looks forward to working with the republicans and democrats in congress to do with the budget proposals on the long-term debt. and he thinks there is reason to believe we can get this done. >> so you -- just two button mouse, you t
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Feb 18, 2011 9:00am EST
president obama during the state of the union just recently put it right back on the agenda, and i believe he will push, and we will get this done. and i will work side by side with congressman luis gutierrez to make that happen, because it's the right and moral thing to do in our country. >> mr. emanual -- [ applause ] >> please! mr. emmanuel. >> i'm the grandson of an immigrant who came from eastern europe here to chicago. the son of an immigrant who came in 1959. i worked tirelessly in congress, in making sure that we every year -- i co sponsored and voted for comprehensive reform. and also opposed republican efforts to politic size the issue. and my office worked many times, there is not a week that goes by that somebody doesn't come up to me and thank me for helping them get naturalization and citizenship here in the country. third in the city. third, i would also keep our policy as a sanctuary city. and i've also introduced a chicago version of the dream act. so individuals here who came here with their parents have the opportunity to go to college, which is a dream of every immigran
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Feb 4, 2011 9:00am EST
hope so. we will see. that is why we have votes. i think repealing the obama health care bill would be a long-term savings. that is why we had a vote yesterday or earlier this week. it would take in 60 votes. it would have been an amendment, a rather strange amendment to the reauthorization bill. it was an opening salvo. we will be seeing if we can take our 47 republicans in the senate a get four or five democrats to move us in the direction of actually cutting the budget. the first task is going to be on the continuing resolution, which is next month. i think it says a lot that this new majority in the house of representatives is not simply saying for the rest of this fiscal year we are simply going to ratify the appropriation levels that we have already had. basically, what we are saying is no, even this, the continuation of the status quo is not acceptable. we are going to cut on that level. it is difficult to do as chairman ryan probably demonstrated yesterday, but i think the cuts e going to come. in many respects, it is not going to be a lot of fun. we have to look at the bigg
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Feb 25, 2011 5:00pm EST
a question to start off with? >> i have a question. i know you do a lot of work with the obama administration. so far, how would you give their use of tech knowledge and in terms of transparency, how would you rate that? >> welcome if they gave them a grade would be something like a c+. one of the little known facts that people don't realize when we change administrations in our democracy is that we actually go back eight years when we change parties. there is only nine months in a transition. i'm sorry, nine weeks in a transition period and not nine weeks it's hard to find people who know what the steering wheel of government is. the democrats go back to the people that had their handbook eight years before. the reason i mention that it's because what we really cut with the obama administration was the clinton white house. and with that, we had governmental thinking it's very much 20th century and very much top down. so even though there are some really great 20th century in the obama in frustration to abuse the internet vary extensively and as they produced a fantastic open government direc
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Feb 9, 2011 9:00am EST
over. i said to obama, you do not understand the egyptian culture and you do not understand what would happen if i resign today. culture or anarchy? civilization or barbarism. we've seen this before. now, the mention of egyptian culture in this interview figured as a way to change the channel from the issues at hand, issues which are crystal clear. we shouldn't miss the fact that mubarak has been talking exactly this way for 30 years now. telling egyptians and the world that with his regime they'll get stability. and with the existing alternative, his coword for the muslim brotherhood they would be chaos. it's fearmongering and incidentally this is the same message that has always been at the core of the regime's cultural policies that i'll get to soon. it is also worth noting that this choice between stability and chaos has roots in a very old colonial habit of talking about egypt. and directly links the attitudes of lord chromer, egypt's colonial viceroy under british rule who used to talk about the unruly natives who only understands the whip it's that attitude that leads to the man
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Feb 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
on last year's presidential request. 100 billion less than what president obama had requested. that's a huge cut. it's not much in terms of deficit reduction but for the members to swallow, so it's going to be interesting to seego not only whether the democrats will increase this, which you're probably not going tot see many democrats, but in the one republican party it's going to be a lot of members who g are really worried about the impactj of these cuts. yet they feel obligated to go forward with it because theychin promised on the cagmp 6aign tral this year, so it's going to be an interesting debate to watch. >> susan ferrechio is the chief congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. thank you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >>> a new report shows that chinese and indian born students make up a majority of doctorate degrees in the areas of science and math that u.s. schools. immigration experts discussed a report and compare the findings for the u.s. foreign students. the brookings institution and george mason university co hosted the event. this is one hou
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Feb 3, 2011 12:00pm EST
presidency. we see it in president obama today. we saw it in president lincoln, we saw it in president truman, we saw it in president eisenhower, and we saw it in ronald reagan. no president symbolized that more in the last half-century than president reagan did, though. he reminded us of what it means to be an american. he lifted our spirits, he made us proud, he strengthened our character, and he taughtes a great many lessons. we celebrate the centennial of his birth and the half-century of his influence in public life. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent to include at the end of my remarks ronald reagan's speech "a time for choosing" made october 27, 1964, which was the beginning -- which launched him into public debate in the united states. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: i ask unanimous consent following that to include remarks i made in orange county, california, on october 28, 1994, on the 30th anniversary of the speech "time for choosing." the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: and fine amly, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent to inclu
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Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
ask the prime minister whether he agrees with president obama that the stable and orderly transition to democracy must be meaningful, peaceful, and begin now? >> we absolutely take that view. the transition needs to be rapid and credible and it needs to start now and i think as the honorable gentleman says we should be clear. we stand with those in this country who want freedom, who want democracy and rights the world over. that should always be our view. and you can't watch the scenes in kirowithout finding incredibly moving for people who want to have those aspirations in egypt as we have them in our country. now, the government takes the very strong view that political reform is what's required, not repression and we made that clear in all the calls i've made including to president mubarak and the egyptian minister. the key question is have they done enough? now, president mubarak says he's going and we respect that. what matters is not just the orderly transition but also that it is urgent, it is credible and it starts now. and the more they can do with a timetable to convince pe
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Feb 25, 2011 9:00am EST
on a simple government sharing his thoughts on president obama, social issues and his possible run for the 2012 election. watch road to the white house sunday at 6:30, and 9:terry eastern and pacific. the data discussion about the future of health care featuring the head of hospital and medicare and medicaid officials. this is about 90 minutes. [no audio] >> thank you for sponsoring this. extend a warm welcome. john act as the insurance company's managed care for organization for hospitals and government organizations and we are delighted. he has [applause] >> on behalf of sanders, we are very proud and to be a sponsor. we are large law firm. we have 37 offices in 17 countries across the globe so when we first heard about the global business forum. it was real natural for the reach of our firm and what we aspire to to match with the strength of the university of miami. two of our strongest offices, in miami and west palm beach. our health care and health care finance practice are among the strongest in our firm providing innovative and value driven solutions for our clients. with t
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Feb 7, 2011 8:30am EST
on two of those and the votes will have it at 5:30 peaked. at 11:30 a.m. president obama will be speaking at the u.s. chamber of commerce talking about u.s. competitiveness and job creation. live coverage again on c-span followed by your phone calls. also at 1:00 the white house press briefing with spokesperson robert gibbs. right now on c-span3 national security in the future of the u.s.-japan alliance. that started at 9:30 a.m. they're looking at climate change, cybersecurity and natural disasters. it's hosted by the u.s.-japan research institute. we expect that to continue and you can see that live on c-span3. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> we are a minute or two away from the second panel in this discuss
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Feb 28, 2011 8:30am EST
and with the technological change and having written about the obama movement, independents and the tea parties, the commonality is technology bringing people together in ways that the mainstream media doesn't understand. so what i would say is ultimately it is a worldwide movement towards exactly what we're talking about, political freedom, social justice. and ultimately i think what we have to see, jack eagen is that this is really both part of and in the vanguard of a degree of broad-based social change that is fundamental to understanding our world today. [applause] >> one thing i think you're seeing as a common element here is the time has come for us to pull the curtain back. instead, we've all been basically in doctrine one way or another with a lot of labels, frankly, and definitions that don't fit the reality of what's going on in america. or around the world. this is an evolutionary process, but when you tell people that there are more independents and democrats and republicans, that starts to shake up tomorrow because they had been led to believe, i have forced a deciding of a countr
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Feb 25, 2011 12:00pm EST
banking accounts held by or on behalf of the senior political figures. president obama is scheduled to meet with the u.n. secretary general in washington on monday to discuss libya, and nato is considering deploying ships and surveillance aircraft to the mediterranean. the u.n. human rights counsel holding a special meeting in geneva where members unanimously condemned libya and ordering a probe into possible crimes against humanity. according to cnn, 200 americans fled the country by ship. they arrived in malta, and the u.s. has a chartered flight with american evacwees on its way to instan bull. -- istanbul. here's a look at the prime time lineup coming up. starting at 8, u.n. secretary general defending and discussing oh sustainable development can lead to economic growth. after that, groups representing doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies will look at how to resolve the problems of paying for health care. >> now former president clinton and others look back at the 1995 dayton peace aaccords that ended the war in bosnia and how the agreement changed diplomacy. you'll hear
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Feb 17, 2011 12:00pm EST
and more -- content to more and more users of broadband. president obama announced his initiative to expand broadband deployment so 98% of americans have access to wireless internet service. i support this goal. however, for this goal to be achievable, there needs to be a substantial private sector investment and participation, which, i believe, cannot co-exist with the f.c.c.'s order. in fact, i'm confident that if this congress and courts do not act to reverse this order, this order will discourage investment, stifle innovation and cost this country more jobs. the f.c.c.'s order is anti-free market, anticompetitive, and it will threaten american innovation. and, as i said before, it will cost american jobs. so what possible reason would the private sector agree to invest under this type of heavy-handed regulatory environment provided under this order? i think it will dramatically limit investment. this order only creates disincentives for private investment and innovation, which will only put us behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband. the good news is that congress has th
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Feb 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
to president obama to serve on the northern district court of california. he is respected by his colleagues and those who appear before him, and he will make an excellent addition to the bench. this is a critical vacancy to fill. the northern district has been designated a judicial emergency by the administrative office of the u.s. courts. let me say that again: the northern district of california has been designated a judicial emergency. we don't have enough judges, and it's another area we must work better together. i'm hopeful on this one that we can. i'm pleased that we're voting on judge davila today. and when he is confirmed, judge davila will be the only latino serving on the northern district court. and that's important. our state is so diverse. it's extraordinary. and we just need everybody feeling that they are represented. the judge is outstanding. he brings an impressive background of service in both public service and private practice. judge davila was born in palo alto, one of three children raised by a single mother. a single mother. it is from his mother dora that he learned
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